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"They had given him vacation."

Translation:Le habían dado vacaciones.

5 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Iris150201
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why is "vacaciones" used rather than "vacacione"? What makes it plural?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kept52
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Hi Iris, I think it is because the word holiday in English is always translated as vacaciones in Spanish.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Iris150201
Iris150201
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That makes as much sense as I can expect, Kept. Thanks for taking the time to respond.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Opanner
Opanner
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Then why does DL list "vacación" (singular) in the drop-down hints for "vacation"?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bridgetlamb90

I'm still confused about this, why is it "le" and not "lo" here?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kenn339668
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lo is the (masc) pronoun for direct object; le is the pronoun for indirect object. In this sentence, the direct object for the verb give (or, dar) is vacation; "him" is the indirect object, hence le. Hope that helps.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bridgetlamb90

It does, thanks!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elizadeux
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I find it helpful to think "They had given vacation to him" so that I remember that it's an indirect object.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/goggy355
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Ellos should have been accepted

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristinaSuko
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What is wrong with my translation? "ellos le habían dado las vacaciones a él"?

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DAO_2468

Possibly the use of the word "las". If it was that DL should have highlighted it in your incorrect answer.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/buzzy895259

This sentence is awkward. It should be "they had given him A vacation." Vacation in this sentence is not a verb it is an object.

2 weeks ago